The Black and White

Whitman students took advantage of the February stock market frenzy.

From Reddit to Wall Street: Whitman students capitalize off stock frenzy

By Kendall Headley February 25, 2021

“GameStop, GameStop, GameStop. It was everywhere,” senior Paul Lukas said, looking back on mid-January when the increasingly irrelevant video game retailer’s stock value unexpectedly boomed, dominating...

Since the start of the school year, Beth El Congregational Preschool and Whitman's child development program have remained virtual. Keeping younger children engaged online has posed challenges for educational institutions.

Teaching toddlers online: An inside look at preschool during a pandemic

By Quentin Corpuel February 23, 2021

“How long can a three or four year old stare at a computer and learn something?” Kim Lausin, Director of Beth El Congregation Preschool in Bethesda, pondered these types of questions when deciding...

Families4Families helps address pandemic-induced food insecurity. So far, Whitman's chapter has collected enough food to support 45 different families.

Helping the hungry: junior Tommy Buckley starts Whitman chapter of Families4Families

By Daniel Miller February 10, 2021

On a brisk Saturday morning in November, cars line up outside the Whitman entrance, their trunks filled with vegetables, grains and canned soups for a food drive. A group of volunteers awaits, ready to...

Many Whitman students feel that respectful political debate is no longer possible.

“Political debate is dead”: Whitman students believe hostility and moral judgements have ruined civil disagreements

By Rafe Epstein February 5, 2021

As junior Robert Marshall prepares to repost a photo from @Whitman4Trump, an Instagram account formed by an anonymous Whitman student in support of Donald Trump’s reelection campaign, a sudden wave of...

Crumbl Cookies in Rockville, MD, one of their 100 locations. We tried cookies from both Crumbl and their local competitor, Levain Bakery in Georgetown.

Battle of the Bakeries: Levain vs. Crumbl

By Eli Putnam and Jaclyn Morgan January 30, 2021

The greater Whitman area has recently welcomed two well-known — and quite delicious — cookie shops. Levain Bakery of New York City fame opened its Georgetown location on September 16, while an up-and-coming,...

Senior Olivia Tyler and a painting she created over the pandemeic.

Student artists search for creative spark amidst pandemic

By Skylar Chasen January 18, 2021

After three years traversing Whitman’s art curriculum, senior Maddie Kemp thought she had seen it all. From renaissance-era themed portraits to distorted, abstract self portraits, Kemp thought she had...

The Best Buddies club meets virtually over Zoom to play Pictionary.

How Whitman’s clubs have adapted to virtual learning

By Skylar Chasen January 16, 2021

Until the first brave soul hits their unmute button, the silence of a Zoom call can be deafening. The leaders of Whitman clubs and after-school activities understand this, and do their best to create an...

Though cheating has always been hard to stop in school, the new virtual landscape makes academic dishonesty far easier.

Cheating: an epidemic in virtual learning

By Kendall Headley January 3, 2021

In the virtual classroom, taking a test requires self-control. Search tabs loom in the corner of the computer screen, and class notes are scattered across the bedroom floor. In the privacy of one’s own...

Whitman senior Rohil Raofield has created a unique business revolving around the video game Destiny 2.

Boosting business: Whitman senior turns a profit with video games

By Andrew Audas January 2, 2021

At 3:00 p.m., most seniors might be studying for an upcoming test or completing homework assignments — but not Rohil Raofield. That’s when he heads to work. The journey isn’t far, either. Raofield...

The pandemic holidays have pushed students to find creative ways to spend time with loved ones.

Pandemic forces students to miss out on family, create new holiday traditions

By Rena Van Leeuwen December 23, 2020

As the holiday season nears, houses fill with glittering lights adorning Christmas trees, menorahs resting on front windows and decorations wrapped around the walls. This year, the holiday season also...

Whitman teachers talked to us about their albums of choice, ranging from the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Blood Sugar Sex Magik” to Bob Marley's

Schoolhouse rock: Teachers jam out to their favorite albums

By Christian Hill December 9, 2020

Believe it or not, teachers are people too. I’ve heard that they have lives outside of school — they even have friends, hobbies and, most importantly, their own music tastes. In my quest to understand...

Signs hung by Biden supporters in front of the White House.

‘Is 2020 ending on a good note?’: Students react to election results

By Defne Aslan December 9, 2020

“Cupid Shuffle” blared on speakers all over Washington, D.C. while President-elect Joe Biden’s supporters flooded the streets outside the White House, celebrating the Democratic candidate’s win...

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